Not a Bad Idea
ITB: Should Eagles Look at Shaq Leonard?
The 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles are continuing to overcome adversity and roster challenges to maintain the best record in the NFL.
On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher provided intel on injuries, potential workouts, and the team’s most recent outing against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Adam Caplan: “Assuming he passes waivers, which should happen, how can the Eagles not at least work him out and see where he is at? They don’t have a third inside linebacker. You don’t want to go to Christian Elliss if one of the two guys get hurt.”
Geoff Mosher: “It wouldn’t be a bad idea if he goes unclaimed to work him out and see if you think he has something that gives you more than Elliss. It would be bad business to claim Leonard’s contract off waivers because of the money involved for what you are getting out of the player.”
Mosher: “They will get their normal amount of practices in, you wonder if they will get him on the practice field at all this week, with the Eagles getting what they are getting, not much but enough, out of Olamide Zaccheaus and Julio Jones.”
Caplan: “He has been on IR since Week 6, I wonder how bad the [hamstring] tear is. This is kind of surprising that it has taken this long.”
Mosher: “He was a having a great game and leaves with a concussion. Especially with it happening on a Monday night, speculating based on all of the data would tell you it is going to be extraordinarily difficult if not impossible for him to be able to play …if he can’t make it, you would think Jalen Carter would start and Moro Ojomo would probably be active.”
Mosher: “There was little more confusion than just them getting manhandled. There were times when guys got knocked back, certainly Jason Kelce struggled with Chris Jones, but in the first half when the offense was out of rhythm, it was because you were seeing Trent McDuffie as a nickel blitzer, seeing them overload at times.”
Caplan: “You saw him move around for matchup purposes. I thought he had a good game, he wasn’t perfect, it was only his third game and he is still learning this defense.”
Mosher: “He is obviously not the player he was five or six years ago, but he and Haason Reddick in different ways did a really good job on Travis Kelce…they made Kelce work for every catch he got.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.